93. The Minister determines the number of subsidized childcare spaces annually. After determining needs and priorities, the Minister allocates the spaces among permit applicants, permit holders and home childcare coordinating offices.
Before allocating new spaces, the Minister determines needs and priorities after consulting with the advisory committee concerned established under section 103.5. The Minister allocates the spaces according to those needs and priorities and on the recommendation of the advisory committee.
Before allocating new spaces in Native communities, the Minister consults those communities only.
Home childcare providers may not receive a subsidy for the childcare they provide, within their childcare operation, to their own children or to children who ordinarily live with them. Nor may they receive a subsidy for childcare provided to their assistants’ children or to children who ordinarily live with their assistants, if the services are provided at the children’s residence.
2005, c. 47, s. 93; 2010, c. 39, s. 9; 2017, c. 31, s. 131.